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Profile: Campbell Crawford and Penny White

Last year Campbell Crawford and Penny White were as free as birds, travelling around the South Island in the biggest asset they owned – a hippie van. Taking that time to ponder the best direction for their lives and careers sent them both on a completely new path: into property investment.

They met at university, where they did a brief stint studying sciences and engineering, before both deciding it wasn’t for them. Following that Crawford (22) and White (21) worked in odd jobs with the aim of spending their spare time travelling in the van.

It was on a van trip around America last year when the penny finally dropped in regards to their new vocation. White’s parents are property investors and Penny always admired the level of freedom it gave them. So during that trip, the pair began to seriously consider how they could become investors and get on the pathway to an early retirement.